Niger

SPI: 73.08

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Niger

Niger is a landlocked country in Western Africa. Desert dominates its terrain, and savannas cross the south. In Niger most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Challenges to biodiversity include overgrazing; soil erosion and desertification; deforestation; water pollution; and wildlife poaching.
16.76%

of land currently protected

1208

total land vertebrate species

0

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

West African Lion

21
amphibians / 0 endemic
929
birds / 0 endemic
137
mammals / 0 endemic
121
reptiles / 0 endemic

Information on this page was sourced from the CIA World Factbook and the Half-Earth Project Map.

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